The US-led hostile war crime coalition used white phosphorous munitions delivering air strikes in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor.
Last month, prohibited chemical warfare munitions were also used by two US Air Force (USAF) F-15’s in an attack on the town of Hajin, Deir-ez-Zor.
The Syrian government has repeatedly condemned the US-led coalition, which says the need to fight ISIS justifies its military actions, while denying the fact it uses white phosphorous projectiles.
White Phosphorous burns deep into the skin of its victims, but does not fall into the category of chemical weapons banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention.
The substance ignites spontaneously upon contact with air, producing a dense white smoke. The heat could reach 800-900°C. No water will help. Severe injuries to internal organs could be caused when absorbed through skin, ingested, or inhaled.
However, White Phosphorous is an incendiary weapon, and as such, it can not be used against civilians.
White phosphorous artillery shells were also used in Iraq during the assault on Fallujah in 2004. The USA admitted the fact. There have also been media reports about the WP use @ former ISIS headquarter locations in Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria.
The Washington Post published photographs of US Marines equipped with white phosphorus projectiles to be used in the battle against Syrian forces in Raqqa.
In 2015, the US military used depleted uranium (DU) in Syria. DU is not banned by an international treaty but its use runs counter to the International Humanitarian Law (IHW), article 36.
In 2012, the UN General Assembly tried to adopt a resolution restricting the use of DU. The move was supported by 79% of the 196 states, with 27 abstaining and four, including the USA, voting against.
The American military has used cluster bombs against civilians in Yemen. The USA is not one of the 102 states parties to the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.
The Pentagon refuses to give up cluster munitions and American field commanders are authorized to use them at their discretion.
the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is potentially developing insects as a means of delivering a “new class of biological weapon.”
In 2011, US police used tear gas and other chemical irritants against Occupy protesters. Tear gas is prohibited for use against enemy soldiers in battle by the Chemical Weapons Convention but it’s all right with America’s law enforcement agencies using the dangerous substance against their own people.
ABC Flash Point War Crimes News 2018.